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Omg You Never Try To Express
I love this idea and would love to see this become popular. I realize you cannot write narcotics which I do not take but what can you treat people for?
Treat many problems: This network has a PLETHORA of specialists and we do have prescribing capacity which is something you won't find on other telemedicine networks. I'm a neurologist so I can literally and virtually see almost any type of patient by remote consultation. Wanna try it? Land on my page and let's set something up: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Is it a bad thing to apologise or send an email to a therapist if you feel that you have really angered them . How do clients get over dependency ?
Complicated question: If you truly feel you have said something inappropriate or offensive, it is always appropriate to apologize. You might wait til your next appointment to do that, unless email has been a part of your normal communication. Reducing dependency on a therapist - if this is what you mean - is just part of getting better! part of being healthy is being able to stand on your own feet and solve problems. ...Read more
Talk: Talk with your parents about their concerns and your wishes - see if there is a compromise that can be reached. ...Read more
What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?
I heard you are able to do sit-ups everyday is this true? I also heard you should do them every other day to let your muscles rest i'm confused
What do you suggest if i would like to go to therapy and try antidepressants but i would feel guilty costing my parents so much money?
Alternatives...: are to go to your (family or other) doctor and ask for samples. Or, go to a County clinic and tell them how poor you are. They will check your eligibility for public funding. Lastly, talk to your parents. They might be more understanding than you think. If not, maybe you have more to talk about than guilt. ...Read more
If you begin using melatonin to help fall asleep, and it works, what happens if you try to stop? Are you sort of "addicted" to it forever?
How would someone just let stuff go and not let it bother them and not worry about trying to please someone 24/7 seven days a week?
One would seek : individual therapy to explore the perceived or actual imbalance of power in the relationship & make thoughtful decisions about what boundaries one needs to continue the relationship. Then one would invite the other party to participate in either couples' or family therapy. If the other party refuses to negotiate or accept & adhere to the needed boundaries, one would talk with one's feet. ...Read more
Why is it not a good idea to tell someone depressed or anxious to stop feeling sorry for themselves? Won't it make them man up and get over things?
Probably not: Someone who worries aka anxiety will now likely worry that you don't like or respect them and avoid or shy away from you. A depressed person already feels bad enough you don't need to additionally point it out to them (they know). If you want to be helpful you can empathize and say yeah that sucks or just point out how its not so bad and there are other positive things to focus on. ...Read more
When do you know it's time to put your parent into a home? I don't want to but his wife is talking about it. I am a HCA and prepared to help as much
Difficult: There's as you might be aware a distinction between a patient needing that level of care (e.g. due to health needing help can't be provided at home by relatives or professional carers) vs a person's choice (can't override unless they are mentally incompetent). Suggest see your GP to discuss a referral for needs assessment. This will establish whether needs rest home care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be considered irrational to want kill yourself because you can't find a job. Please help?
Whether it is : Rational or not, the fact that you are having this thought is what is important. When you are overwhelmed by life, taking your life may seem like a viable solution. However, it would devastate the people who care about you. It would deprive you of the potential of living a better life once your problems correct. If you aren't in treatment - please see a psychiatrist or a psychologist very soon. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I use to be so miserable, depressed and upset. But i think i know how to be happy. Enjoy the journey?
What to do if i heard that if you don't wash yourself after awhile your skin starts to rot.Is this true?
No: This is false. Your skin would be dirty, not rotten. ...Read more
My 3 year old does not want to listen. when i try to talk to him he covers his ears. I have to repeat my self about 10 times to get him to understand.
Change your Speech: This common problem will not be solved in frustration, yelling, or in any way that would appear like a battle to your toddler. Perhaps changing or softening the way you speak. Acting as if his 'tantrum' is not bothering you; speaking softly with a pleasant face and voice so that if he wants to know what you say he has to uncover his ears. There are no winners when war stances arise in parenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's happening when you feel so sad, alone and afraid but when you talk to doctor/psychologist you just can t show them that?
Conflicted: It sounds like you may be conflicted about either asking for help, or having your doctors know that you want/need help. Shame may be a significant factor in many. There are other possibilities as well. I see that you're on pristiq (desvenlafaxine). There are better outcomes in depression, when antidepressants are combined with psychotherapy also. Hoping you'll speak your heart to those wishing to assist you. ...Read more
Everytime i try to express milk i get barley enough to cover the bottom of the bottle. What can I do to make this work?
Breast milk: Increase milk supply by stimulation. Using a breast pump helps. Frequent feedings also help. ...Read more
What do you do if people say your precious preemie is so little when you work so hard to help him grow? Crushed
Dont be crushed.: People do not know what you have been through and how small your baby initially was. It is natural that people describe them as tiny as they really are smaller then a full term baby. To you the baby is "huge" compared to what he or she was at birth, so you have a point of reference, other people do not. I am sure they all mean well. The only important fact is how joyful it is to be home with him. ...Read more
Have to see psychologist, terrified - can I give him a list of what happened to me I don't want to tell him, then we can talk about it or is this dumb?
YES! This is A-OK!: A skilled psychologist will pick up on the fact that you are terrified, though it would be helpful if you shared this. (I'd want to know!) What's more, a skilled psychologist will let you take control of the situation if they understand that you have experienced a situation where control was taken from you. If you would feel more comfortable by sharing this in writing, there is no problem! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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